Bo Levi Mitchell, Kyries Hebert, Sean Whyte and Shea Emry were named the Gibson’s Finest Players of the Week for Week 5 of the 2013 Canadian Football League season.
The four players were chosen by a panel of judges including: former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.
Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell was named the Offensive Player of the Week for Week 5. In Mitchell’s first career CFL start he threw for 376 yards, three touchdowns and completed 29 of his 33 pass attempts in Calgary’s 37-24 win over Winnipeg.
Mitchell, the 2011 Walter Payton Award recipient at Eastern Washington University, threw no interceptions and also ran for 12 yards on six attempts. His 376 passing yards was the third most yards by a quarterback in his debut since 2002.
Montreal Alouettes safety Kyries Hebert walks away with the Defensive Player of the Week for Week 5. Hebert led the Montreal Alouettes with 10 tackles, two sacks and a special teams tackle in Montreal’s nail-biting win over Edmonton.
Hebert, a former player at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, leads the CFL with seven sacks and has complied 31 tackles and a fumble recovery for the Alouettes through five weeks of the CFL season.
Alouettes kicker Sean Whyte was named the Special Teams Player of the Week. Whyte was a perfect six-for-six on field goals and added a pair of converts in the Alouettes 32-27 win over the Eskimos.
Whyte, a five year CFL veteran, kicked field goals from 32, 31, 24 (twice) 14 and 9 yards in the game.
Through five games, Whyte is currently third in the league in kicking points with 53 and has made 14 of his 15 field-goal attempts.
The Canadian Player of the Week is Als linebacker Shea Emry.
Emry had two interceptions including a 21-yard interception return off a Mike Reilly pass in the first quarter. The former University of British Columbia standout and native of Richmond, BC is tied for first in the league with two interceptions this season.